Amy MacConnachie, Director of External Affairs at the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA):

“We welcome the Government’s ban on Russian oil imports and hope similar action on gas quickly follows. The UK should not be helping to inadvertently fund the invasion of Ukraine and we stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

“Although only accounting for a relatively small amount of the UK’s oil and gas supplies, we know that the Government will need to take significant action to replace any shortfall.

“However, it is crucial that the Government looks to accelerate the deployment of renewables for its home grown energy, rather than regressively binding the UK to more fossil fuels.

“That means boosting home insulation, replacing gas boilers with green alternatives, and ramping up the installation of renewables and clean tech, both domestically and at a utility scale.

“Our sector stands ready to deliver an energy future which is independent, secure, and stable.”


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About the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA): The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (known as the REA) is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, power and the circular economy. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation representing fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders. For more information, visit: